Senate Committee Approves PAST Act

On April 9, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act (PAST Act) (S.1406). The PAST Act would strengthen the Horse Protection Act (HPA) and finally end the soring of Tennessee Walking Horses, Spotted Saddle Horses, and Racking Horses. The American Horse Council has been working to advance this […]

AQHA Purchases Robin Glenn Pedigrees, Inc.

On April 11, the American Quarter Horse Association announced the purchase of Robin Glenn Pedigrees, Inc. (RGP). Established in 1981, RGP has long been recognized as the industry’s premier sale catalog and pedigree service, currently producing sale catalogs for Heritage Place, the Los Alamitos Equine Sale, the National Reining Horse Association, Ruidoso Select Yearling Sales, Texas Quarter Horse Association and Western Bloodstock, producer of the National Cutting Horse Association’s sales.

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Amateurs Shine at Super Stakes

fortworthpipelineLisa Bankston is all smiles as she exits the pen on “Piper” after marking a 221, the highest score of the day.Mondays are usually a day of dread as a new work week begins, but the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes packed April 8 with a day full of Amateur cutting finals. More than $375,000 was awarded to the finalists in the Amateur and Unlimited Amateur, as well as the Classic Amateur and Unlimited Amateur finals.

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Dual Smart Kitty Escapes Serious Injury In Trailer Accident

DualsSmartKitty CJohnsonDual Smart Kitty and Clay Johnson, pictured after their Open win at the 2013 NCHA FuturityDual Smart Kitty, the 2013 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open Champion, marked a 214.5 in her first run at the NCHA Super Stakes in Fort Worth on Tuesday, one day after suffering minor injuries during a traffic accident on her way to the show.

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TGI Playtime and Skip Queen Win NCHA Super Stakes Classic Open

queens-matthewsElizabeth Queen, Carroll Matthews and Skip Queen with TGI PlaytimeThere was one thing wrong with TGI Playtime and Skip Queen’s 223-point effort that won Friday’s National Cutting Horse Association Super Stakes Classic Open title and $37,295 – it came too early.

Anhidrosis

Anhidrosis is the scientific name for a dysfunction in the ability to sweat. Equine anhidrosis has been recognized for many years, but it’s exact cause is still not known. There does not seem to be any predilection for a particular horse breed, age or coat color, and both male and female horses are affected. Some horses may not be able to sweat at all, and others only sweat in some locations.

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This One Time Carries Todd Bergen To Win NRCHA Stakes Open

ThisOneTime TBergenThis OneTime & Todd Bergen • Photo by Primo MoralesClinched by a 228 cow work that he called a personal best, National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Million-Dollar Rider Todd Bergen, of Eagle Point, Ore., claimed the 2014 NRCHA Stakes Open Championship April 5 at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nev., riding This One Time (One Time Pepto x Katie Starlight x Grays Starlight), owned by Pamela Bailey.
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Jamie Hill & Ryder Carpenter Split NCHA Super Stakes Classic/Challenge Limited Non-Pro

RCarpJHillBlazin Flash and Ryder Carpenter (left) tied Jamie Hill and Cat Countin Checks for the Limited Non-Pro win.As the Classic/Challenge division of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes winds down, new Limited Non-Pro champions were crowned on Saturday, April 5, in Will Rogers Coliseum, of Fort Worth, Texas. A pair of 218s would secure the title for two horse-and-rider duos.